The 14th Annual Amber Alert Pro-Am Golf Tournament, was held on September 25th, 2018, at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Texas. Over 150 golfers and volunteers came out to support Texas Center for the Missing (TCM), Houston’s Amber Alert Provider, and to enjoy a great day of golf that raised needed funds to keep local children safe.
The day began with a welcome from Board Chair Tommy Wilson, followed by a Shotgun Start sending 29 teams scrambling on this beautiful Houston course, with contests and activities throughout the day. The 19th Hole Party, following the day’s play, honored all the tournament’s competitors and contest winners, and featured Golf Chair Paul Thompson, Jr. and TCM CEO Beth Alberts.
The extraordinary support of Title Sponsor Allegiance Bank cannot be honored enough! Other key corporate sponsors included: Ascension Capital Advisors, El Toro Mexican Restaurants, Amegy Bank of Texas, Skymark Development, Bank of Texas, Stephen Boutros, LTD., and Opportune LLP. Representatives from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Houston Police Departments attended as well.
With a wide array of talented golfers, the tournament proved competitive! The 1st Place Championship Teams were the Skymark Development teams for 1st Place Gross Score, and the Urrutia/Garrison Team for 1st Place Net Score. The Closest-To-Pin competition was won by Dillon Shindler, the Longest Drive competition was won by Scott Schindler, and the Putting Contest was won by Eric Pena.
Overall, the tournament raised $65,500 for Texas Center for the Missing! These funds will support Houston’s Regional Amber Alert System, child and parent Internet Safety classes, Amber Alert activation training, Child ID Kits for local families, and crisis case management services for searching families.
Every year Texas Center for the Missing serves more than 10,000 people and directly works with families to recover missing children and endangered adults. As Houston’s Amber Alert provider for the 14-county Houston-Galveston Region, Texas Center for the Missing receives no federal or state funding, thus fundraisers like yesterday’s event are paramount to keep this invaluable service available to the community at large.
As the golfers departed it was obvious that the community had successfully rallied behind this worthy cause, and had a great time in the process. Texas Center for the Missing’s next fundraiser event will be AMBERFEST, a relaxed fall festival on October 21st, 2018, at Under the Radar Brewery, and then our annual Champions for Children Gala, Spanish Serenade: Romance in España, will be held February 9th, 2019, at The Historic Parador.
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